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    Acadia

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  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

  • Bubble Pond Carriage Road closure

    Bubble Pond Carriage Road will be closed to all traffic Monday 9/15- Wednesday 9/17 from the parking lot to Triad-Day Mountain Bridge. More »

Stories

Historic Hikers on Mountain
Group of hikers atop a mountain in the early 20th century.
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CCC boys on the trail

Civilian Conservation Corps building trails in Acadia.

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Civilian Conservation Corps
In a time of darkness, these young men built the trails to light. To learn more, click here.

More Information
The Civilian Conservation Corps and the National Park Service by John C. Paige
Civilian Conservation Corps in Maine

 
George B Dorr and Charles W Eliot

George B Dorr and Charles W Eliot.

H.W. Gleason

History of Acadia
To learn about the general history of this area, click here.

 
Carriage Road

Two distinctive features of the carriage roads—the signpost and the coping stones—are present in this image.

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Historic Carriage Roads
Through hard work and dedication to detail, John D. Rockefeller Jr helped create and appreciate Acadia. For more information, click here.

 
Fire of 1947 Burned Area.

Fire of 1947 Burned Area.

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Fire of 1947
"The Year Maine Burned" forever changed the face of Mount Desert Island. To learn more, click here.

 
Dorr and friends at Jordan Pond

George B Dorr and friends at Jordan Pond.

H.W. Gleason

Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations
Through the foresight of this group, the beautiful lands of Mount Desert Island were preserved, and formed into a national park. For more information, click here.

 
Shipwreck on Great Cranberry Island

Abandoned ship, Great Cranberry Island.

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Shipwrecks
The waters of Mount Desert Island are littered with shipwrecks. If you're looking for more information about vessels lost and discarded, check out the Acadia Maritime Cultural Resources inventory, here. January 2009, Franklin H. Price, Joshua Daniel, Kristen Chasse, and John Stallings.

 

Did You Know?

Cobblestone Bridge, faced with rounded cobblestones, has a stream running underneath.

The historic carriage road system at Acadia National Park features 17 stone-faced bridges spanning streams, waterfalls, cliffs, and roads. The design of each bridge, such as Cobblestone Bridge, is unique.